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what flooring would you reccomend for child with asthma?

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chocolatespiders Fri 08-Mar-13 20:03:04

About to change the floor in the bedroom and would like to get it right.

greenbananas Fri 08-Mar-13 20:24:43

A hard floor that is easy to sweep and mop will help you to eliminate as much dust as possible.

DS has food allergies and is not actually allergic to dust etc. as far as we know. We have carpet in the bedroom, and his asthma is noticeably worse when I haven't hoovered in a while. It's also bad the night after I hoover and send all the dust up into the air.

There are many stylish and pricey hard floor options, but for our downstairs rooms we got cheap vinyl flooring for £2/metre from a local factory seconds shop, and that works well for us.

chocolatespiders Fri 08-Mar-13 21:05:50

Thanks green is the vinyl the stuff you see on a roll in carpet shops?

greenbananas Fri 08-Mar-13 21:30:31

Yes, that's the stuff.

janey223 Sun 10-Mar-13 13:50:20

If you want Capet though the polyplyrene ones don't hide dust like wool, I need to have carpets in bedrooms as I've got downstairs neighbours so have got low pile twist, it's still soft too x

Percephone Sun 10-Mar-13 14:17:15

Laminate with cotton rugs which can go in the washing machine.

lambinapram Sun 10-Mar-13 14:39:46

Ideally a solid hard wood floor with low VOC finish. You can buy untreated boards then treat them yourself with no/low VOC oil/wax/floor treatment. Laminate can emit VOC's but is still better than carpet. Be careful with any underlays and glues used also.

www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=231
www.healthy-house.co.uk/product/ecos-clear-interior-varnish

chocolatespiders Sun 10-Mar-13 22:11:45

thanks all.. the links are really useful thankyou... Thinking Laminate may be the way to go maybe have to wait until a homebase money off weekend. Got a wall to come down first smile

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